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Celebrate Literacy Day – Reading is important because…

By Bette Lee Crosby / September 8, 2014

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Celebrate Literacy Day – Reading is important because…

International Literacy Day was started 1965. Reading is important for people globally. It improves concentration, improves discipline and memory, builds self-esteem, and improves your vocabulary!

Internationally, some 776 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 75 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out. Being a writer I’m naturally concerned that literacy for children and adults is always moving forward. Raise awareness today by finishing the sentence and using the hashtags to share it on social media. Also take some time today to read a book or share a good book with a child. Don’t forget to leave a review to let others know about a book you enjoyed!

This year’s theme is finishing this sentence, Reading is important because…
#ILD14 (International Literacy Day 2014)

Finish the sentence and share it in the comments!

Or respond on Twitter and add @betteleecrosby so I can see your answer.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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